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Dr. McMurtray, has been appointed to the NFL Concussion Settlement Appeals Advisory Panel

September 2017 The Sports Concussion Institute’s chief neurologist, Dr. Aaron McMurtray, has been appointed to the NFL Concussion Settlement Appeals Advisory Panel. This panel consists of 5 medical experts who settle disputes regarding qualified diagnoses under the Baseline Assessment Program (BAP) guidelines. Retired NFL players are eligible to receive a BAP evaluation, which consists of […]

(SCI) Named Provider-Manager in the Concussion Settlement Program for Retired Professional Football Players

July 2017 Los Angeles, California – A select group of Sports Concussion Institute’s Neurologists and Neuropsychologists are participating as Qualified BAP Providers and Qualified MAF Physicians in the National Football League Players’ Injury Concussion Litigation Settlement Program. Under the guidelines of the settlement program, SCI is managing a network of board-certified neurologists and neuropsychologists to […]

Special Report: Is There Life After Sports?

January 2016 “You’re Not Crazy!” : Drs. Tony L. Strickland and Paul G. Longobardi of the world-renowned Sports Concussion Institute discuss the anxiety and stress many professional athletes face when dealing with career threatening injuries, retirement or who have been released from their teams. by Tony L. Strickland, M.S., PH.D. and Paul G. Longobardi, PH.D. […]

Dr. Aaron McMurtray, Medical Director of Sports Neurology for SCI publishes three articles in peer reviewed journals

April 28, 2015   1) Calcified parenchymal central nervous system cysticercosis and clinical outcomes in epilepsy. Leon A, Saito EK, Mehta B, McMurtray AM. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Feb;43:77-80. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.12.015. Epub 2015 Jan 5. PMID: 25569744   2) Does primary headache type influence secondary headache symptoms? McMurtray A, Saito E. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2014 […]

Brain Games: Understanding the Science behind Concussion Testing

March 23, 2015 The Sports Concussion Institute-Atlanta, participated in an interactive evening that promoted concussion awareness and sports safety hosted by the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, GA. Neurological testing at baseline and after a concussion is a critical part of any comprehensive concussion program. However, it is hard to grasp the significance […]

SCI presents on Sports Concussion Management at Los Robles Hospital to physicians and nurses

February 13, 2015 Dr. Tony Strickland (CEO and Chairman of SCI), Dr. Aaron McMurtray (Medical Director of Sports Neurology), and Sidney Jones (Athletic Trainer) presented on the pathophysiology, assessment, and clinical management of sports related concussions to hospital physicians and nurses. They discussed the importance of taking a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to the return […]

Dr. Gore, Co-Investigator with Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Team is awarded $500,000 brain research grant.

November, 13, 2014 The NFL, in association with Under Armour and General Electric awarded Dr. Gore, Co-Investigator with Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Team a $500,000 brain research grant in the Head Health Challenge II.  Researchers and engineers from this research team developed a prototype medical device that can screen and assess concussions in […]

SCI presents a sports concussion management instructional course at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference (ACRM)

October 7-11, 2014 Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu, Dr. Angela Yi, and Dr. Jose Posas presented a 4-hour instructional course entitled “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sports Concussion Management” at the 91st annual ACRM conference held in Toronto on October 7-11, 2014. The presentation reviewed the latest research, telehealth approaches, and provided clinical models of multi-disciplinary collaborations in […]

Dr. Angela Yi Joins the Long-Term Medical Issues Panel of BIAA /Mount Sinai TBI Rehabilitation Guidelines Project

As part of its mission to advance research and appropriate treatment for people with brain injuries, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced in July that it has awarded a grant to the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The grant funds a three-year investigation to develop […]

Dr. Angela Yi presents an ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Training Workshop at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

August 16-17, 2014 ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual Faculty Dr. Angela Yi, Dr. Donna Langenbahn, and Rebecca Eberle, presented a 2-day training workshop for rehabilitation professionals at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on August 16-17, 2014. The workshop focused on teaching evidenced-based interventions of executive functions, memory, attention, hemispatial neglect, and social communication. The American Congress of Rehabilitation […]